Angela Walch is a writer, researcher, and creator based in San Antonio, Texas. She is a Core Researcher in the Ethereum Foundation’s Summer of Protocols program, and writes the newsletter Just Trying Something. She is also a Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies.
From 2012-2023, Walch was a Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Her research has focused on money and the law, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies, and financial stability. Walch’s work on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies is internationally recognized and cited across multiple disciplines. Walch also taught one of the first law school classes in the world on Bitcoin and other digital currencies.
Walch testified as an expert on cryptocurrencies before the United States Senate Banking Committee, and advises high-level regulators and policy makers on digital assets. She has presented her research at Harvard Law School, Stanford University, the Federal Reserve, and the London School of Economics, among others. Her work has appeared in the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy and the Review of Banking & Financial Law, and has been cited by the Bank for International Settlements, the OECD, and the European Commission. Walch has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Washington Post, along with other media outlets.
Before entering academia, Walch practiced transactional law at the firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston and in the Office of the General Counsel at Harvard University. She also practiced in London, where she worked in-house for Sainsbury’s and served as general counsel for Brand Events.
Walch is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.